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Keratoconus

What is Keratoconus?

Keratoconus is a non-inflammatory eye condition of the cornea. The disease results in thinning of the corneal tissues. Causing the cornea to bulge out of its smooth, clear, dome-like structure, and assumes a more conical and roughened configuration. With this change in shape, the cornea loses its ability to form a clear image in the eye and the patient's vision drops drastically.

Organization:

CLEI Center for Keratoconus  (exit DHS)

National Keratoconus Foundation (NKCF)  (exit DHS)

Resources:

National Eye Institute Plan for Eye and Vision Research (exit DHS)

Last Revised: August 17, 2010